An updated yum-rhn-plugin package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Red Hat Network Client Tools provide programs and libraries that allow a system to receive software updates from Red Hat Network (RHN). yum-rhn-plugin allows yum to access a Red Hat Network server for software updates.
This updated yum-rhn-plugin package fixes the following bug:
* The rhnplugin provided by the yum-rhn-plugin package did not respect yum's metadata_expire setting, and therefore all RHN or RHN Satellite channels used the default expiration time of 6 hours. With this updated package, rhnplugin now respects the relevant settings from the /etc/yum.conf configuration file, including the metadata_expire directive. (BZ#681137
All users of yum-rhn-plugin are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.